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post #1 of 26 Old 10-11-2007, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Got my sct!

I just got my SCT i bought it used from a friend for 275.00! Not a bad deal but when I hook it up it says my ecm is not supported. I tried calling sct but they had already closed for the day. Does anybody know what I can do to fix this?

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well did your friend buy it with canned tunes or was it a custom tuner?


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it may have to be unlocked for it to be used on your truck.


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It's stil VIN locked to your friend' truck. You need to unlock it and most likely you will need new tunes that work with your programming strategy.
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It had canned tunes. How would I unlock it?

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i believe you will need to hook it up to your computer Via a printer cable, you need to have the SCT software installed and when it is recognized ny the computer it will bring up a window where you will find a button to "unlock" the unit. the software is free to download from the SCT web page.


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The software is downloading as we speak. Dont get upset but I read the manual. I know i broke a man law. But it was for the good of my truck so I have no remorse!

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I'm fairly new to the whole SCT thing also, but I believe it's done with the LiveLoad program. If you don't have it already, you can download it at www.SCTFlash.com. The Xcal connects to your computer via a standard USB cable.

Your friend did return his truck to stock prior to giving the unit didn't he?
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i sure hope he did. when you are done it should be able to read your PCM, let us know how things go.


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Yes he did. He bought a superchip.

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